Je t’embrasse Salutations from Silicon Valley, California

28Oct/080

Ultimate Day Tour… Almost!

So this last weekend, I finally got to go on a trip that I have been planning for about a year.  It starts with renting a bike from one of the many shops around the Pier 39 area of San Francisco.  From there you head across the Golden Gate Bridge, and up to Sausalito.  After some refreshment or time well spent in the nice quaint downtown area, you can enjoy a full view of the Bay (if its not cloudy like last weekend) from a ferry-ride back to either Pier 41 or Pier 1.

To give you an idea of the area, I am also going to take full advantage of the new-found plugin for WordPress that allows me to import Google Maps like the following:

Google Map

The unfortunate part of the trip was, as the title explains, that none of us came prepared with a camera for pictures.  The way the clouds sweep across the top of the bridge can really make for some amazing photos.  Alas, that will have to wait for next time.  Speaking of which, I think next time I will walk.  It will take more like 5 hours, but will be better for taking pictures... with the camera that I am sure to have by then 😉

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24Oct/080

San Francisco MOMA & The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum So back a few weeks now we went into the city (San Francisco) with hopes of being able to view the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.  

Unfortunately for us the tickets were sold out, so what else was there to do but wander aimlessly through the streets, drink milk-shakes, and take pictures of the outside of the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Apparently one of my friends had experienced the "bad part" of Oakland that morning when she had gone to the train station.  Some woman, angry at the fact that my friend had occupied the last parking spot, started hitting my friends car, and cursing like crazy.  Of course this could be considered normal, until they threatened to slash her tires, and kill her if she didnt leave... Not exactly what I would call a warm welcome.

Anyway, I ended up taking pictures of all kinds of things.  But hey, thats me.  I even got this pretty nice panorama of the outside of the Museum of Modern Art... although I had to basically climb into a public fountain to do so.

We ended up purchasing tickets for the next week, and made our minds up to come back and see the Frida Kahlo exhibit anyway.

Anyway, feel free to click on the image to the left & then navagate the rest of the photos from the day in San Francisco.

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